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Eisner Nears Muppet Rescue

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by BoyRaisin2, May 5, 2003.

  1. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    And relaxing to the sounds of the Dark Crystal soundtrack.

    Remember, he's "obsessed."
     
  2. danielromens

    danielromens Well-Known Member

    I'd like Eisner to sit on his pencil, this will be a dark day for the Muppets. Say hello to kiddiedom folks. Lost in the Disney Guantlet like so many other aquisitions.
     
  3. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    What the heck was Wimzie's House?
     
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Not to mention how impersonal Disney is. At least JHC will deliver personal letters (for the most part). They just responded to an email at the History of Mahna Mahna thread and offered up detailed information--much more than other companies would have done.

    I don't think Disney is very "Hensonesque" in how it works, and if they get JHC we can certainly count on things becoming too sugar-coated, over-protected, and unreceptive.

    Go Classic Media!! GO!
     
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was a lame puppet show with bad voice acting. leave it at that!
     
  6. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    And you want Classic, owner of Casper (if they ever use him and their other characters), and Sesame, who, despite producing the precious "Sesame Street," is still a producer of preschool shows like Sesame, DragonTales, and whatever else? No one defines "kiddiedom," especially the preschool/baby crowd like Sesame Workshop. Of course, they are an educational company.

    And even if the bid were successful, Classic, IF things haven't changed, only wants a half-stake in Henson. I'm uncomfortable about seeing Henson in some corporate three-way of EM.TV, Classic, and the Sesame Workshop. A German corporate disaster, a licenser, and a private preschool junkie.

    But, :rolleyes:, we'll see what happens.
     
  7. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    what loser steps out for tic tacs....

    Sarah

    i mean gum I can see but tic tacs.....
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Oh i don't know, you can get some groovy flavor tic tacs nowdays, but gum works for me. I like grape, watermellon or cinamon.

    As for Classic Media, i think the Sesame Worshop/Sony part of it may mean they are bidding for full ownership but don't quote me on that. I think this one has legs too - Disney is all powerful with the money so maybe they would outbid, but if EMTV need the money and the problem they have with Diz is unsolvable then it might be this Classic Media one that wins.

    It's interesting, first of all Classic Media just wanted a half share and to more or less just do the brand licensing thing - but with the video distributor still on board AND a puppetry company in SW then they pretty much have the ingredients to run the entire JHC well and not too differently than it is now. What they probably don't have is much in the way of future plans and the money to then fund them from there.
     
  9. Muppets1985

    Muppets1985 Well-Known Member


    WOW luke!! u know alot, dude! lol. but n e wayz How much dad they say Classic Media is willing to pay? and Disney??!! I don't gang, Disney COULD win this one....but i could be wrong! Jey i can dream can't i? lol :D :D :o Go MICKEY!!!!!!:excited:
     
  10. Muppets1985

    Muppets1985 Well-Known Member

    ...LOL oops i mean to say "did" NOT "dad" lol..ok go on...:D :halo:
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    The rumor is that both are willing to pay 70 to 80 million dollars. It could raise to 100 million - however don't expect Disney to bid above that as Mike Eisner has pretty much already ruled that out himself when he spoke in front of the shareholders. He would never go back on that, it'd look very bad !
     
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Classic Media really scares me. They seem more interested in the aquisition of the Muppet property instead of creating new projects. I just don't like it. Disney would be better than that.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yeah i agree, i think things would be just as much uncertain with Classic Media as with Disney. Although Disney owning them scares me and i see things as far from straightforward and plain sailing, i do think the power and resources they have make them the best choice if anything significant is to really come off the Muppets over the next ten years, even if it's not done in quite the way the fans might like.
     
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think Classic Media has much more uncertainty attached to it.:eek:
     
  15. somethingofafan

    somethingofafan Well-Known Member

    Yawn...Wake me up when one or the other of them quits talking about it and actually BUYS the company...:sleep:
     
  16. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I feel if disney gets the Muppets we will get junk like Animal jam on the air all the time.

    oh and about wild tic tac flavors, i saw mint Pez the other day! Yuck! not Pez! well i guess it would be better then Pez popcorn!!!

    Hahaha Wimzie's House! Henson sued the pants off them didn't they? I still remember that theme song!

    " Wake up in the morning, get out of bed! Grandmas in the kicthen baking bread! at Wimzie's House! At Wimzie's House!"

    Okay, that's all i remember, it was really dumb.

    Zack):sing: There's a law suit at Wimzie's House! At Wimzie's House!Dog.:)
     
  17. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus Well-Known Member

    I remember Wimzies House. Man that was a corny show. They sorta looked like Fraggles didn't they? Well, I just want to say NEVER MIND to my previous post on page 1. I hope Disney Doesn't get The Muppets, and If they do I'm gonna be Pi**ed!!!


    Jake
     
  18. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    They look like the Muppets' backwood cousins. :eek:
     
  20. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's the Wimzie's house that I remember. Idon't blame Henson for suing them, because they look exactly like Muppet Characters. I wonder how much Henson got for suing them?


    Jake
     

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